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Sustainability at Butler


AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.  It provides resources, professional development and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. 

With more than 800 participants in 30 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievements in five overall areas: 1) academics 2) engagement, 3) operations, 4) planning and administration, and 5) innovation and leadership.

2017 STARS Report



AASHE (Association for Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education) is a non-profit membership organization that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff, and students to be agents of effective change, and drivers of sustainability innovation. In 2017, Butler applied for its inaugural AASHE STARS (sustainability tracking assessment and rating system) certification and achieved recognition as a Bronze level university

Read Butler's 2017 STARS Report